Norway’s NBT and France’s Total Eren have finalized an agreement on the second phase of the project financing of construction of the 250 MW Syvash wind farm (Kherson region) in the amount of EUR 107.6 million, INTEGRITES law firm, which advised the companies, has said in a press release. According to the law firm, this financing agreement was signed with a syndicate of development banks including Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (EUR 30 million), Proparco (ca. EUR 42 million), Finnfund and IFU (EUR 15 million each), and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) (EUR 5 million).
All in all, the financing put into place for the whole project reaches EUR 262.6 million. The first phase of financing included a loan of up to EUR 155 million led by EBRD. EBRD’s loan consisted of EUR 75 million, Green for Growth Fund (GGF) and the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) provided EUR 75 million, while a parallel loan of EUR 5 million was provided by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO).
In addition, AlGihaz, a Saudi Arabian conglomerate, recently took a minority stake in the project alongside Total Eren.
INTEGRITES has advised NBT and Total Eren on all issues within Ukrainian law. In particular, INTEGRITES’ advise included negotiations with the abovementioned international banks, support on the local statutory requirements and communication of project related matters with the National Bank of Ukraine.
“We welcome the closing of the first large-scale project finance in renewable energy In Ukraine. Signing of the second segment with four new international financial institutions and one new co-shareholder on board speaks for the quality of the project and continuing high interest of foreign investors, making a great contribution to increasing of investment into Ukraine,” Managing Partner at INTEGRITES Oleksiy Feliv said.
The investment of the Norwegian company Scatec Solar in the construction of a solar power plant with a capacity of 150 MW in Mykolaiv region will amount to EUR180 million. Framework agreements for the participation of Norwegian developers in the construction of solar and wind power plants in Ukraine were signed during the Norwegian-Ukrainian Business Forum in Oslo on January 28.
Scatec Solar during the forum signed an agreement on the purchase of the relevant project with the Ukrainian company SM Invest & Construction.
The Dutch company SM Invest & Construction B.V., which is owned by Ukrainian citizen Roman Sotsky, owns Progresova Solar B.V. LLC and a number of other companies in Mykolaiv region. Sotsky and Oleh Mozgovy signed the memorandum on behalf of the Ukrainian side.
Norsk Solar, in turn, during the Oslo forum, signed a memorandum on the construction of a solar power station in Kyiv region for EUR9.2 million with Pro-Energy LLC, owned by Ruslan Delidon and Dmytro Osypov.
During the forum, a memorandum on the participation of the Norwegian company NBT in the installation of 742 MW wind power stations in Zaporizhia region was also signed. The project is designed until 2022 and is estimated at EUR1 billion.